Galloway Township Public Schools. “Where Children and Learning Come First”. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey. Galloway Township covers approximately 90.36 square miles of Southern New Jersey and is estimated to have 29,099 residents as of the year 2000.
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“Where Children and Learning Come First”
Galloway Township covers approximately 90.36 square miles of Southern New Jersey and is estimated to have 29,099 residents as of the year 2000.
Ms. Kathleen Huenke Physical Therapist, Special Services
Mr. Robert Iannacone Retired Construction Manager
Mr. Richard Dase Furniture Installer
Mr. John Knorr County School Business Adm.
Ms. Vicki Hood Legal Secretary
Galloway Township Board of Education 2002-03
Mr. George Schwenger, Vice President Retired from Bell Atlantic
Mr. Robert Criss Retired Teacher
Mr. Richard Garbutt Union Carpenter
The Galloway Township Board of Education is a nine member group of volunteers working for the best educational experience for our young people.
They meet on the third and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00pm in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.
Throughout the year, the Board conducts special meetings to set goals for the district that are in the best interest of children.
Galloway Township Public Schools, a diverse and progressive district, unifies educators, families, and community to provide a safe, challenging learning environment for all children to develop and succeed.
Arthur Rann Elementary School re-opened in September 2000
Principal: John Gibson Assistant Principal: Bonnie Graves Grades 1 - 6, 610 students
Principal: Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4, 158 students
Principal: Robin Moore Assistant Principals: Karen D’Avino and Fred Hair Grades 7 & 8, 983 students
Oceanville Kindergarten Center re-opened in September 2000
Principal: Nancy Kreischer 162 Kindergarten students
Principal: Nancy Kreischer 191 Kindergarten students
Principal: William B. Zipparo, Ed.D. Assistant Principal: Melissa Wilson Grades 1 - 6, 582 students
Principal: Michele Lerman Assistant Principal: Linda Thomas Grades 1 - 6, 566 students
Principal: Kathie Hathaway, Ed.D. Assistant Principal: Arthur Tubbs Grades 1 - 6, & pre-school, 649 students
Principal: Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4, 74 students
Residential growth in Galloway Township is expected to continue to be much greater than experienced at the county level.
By 2015, Galloway Township is projected to be the most populous municipality in Atlantic County.
Actual and Estimated Populations for Galloway Township from 1970 - 2025
Source: Statistical Forecasting, Inc.: March 2001
WATCH US GROW!
Source: Statistical Forecasting, Inc.: March 2001
Total tax increase over a seven year period in Galloway is 6.2 cents OR 5.5%
Enrollment over that same period increased by 27%
2000 – 2002
Language Arts Literacy
Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment
Language Arts Literacy
languages at home
English isn’t the only language that our students speak...
Programs now include Auditorily Impaired class and Extended School Year Program
Work under NJ Administrative Code for special education
Completed an extensive monitoring process through the state department during 2001-02 school year
Received approval from the county office for our corrective action plan.Special Education
Administration prepares a draft budget presentation for the Board of Education
Board of Education conducts budget workshop meetings with public input in the following areas:
Understanding the Budget Process
Board of Education approves budget for submission to the County Superintendent
County Superintendent reviews for statutory compliance and educational adequacy
Board of Education conducts formal budget hearing
School Board Elections and Budget voted on in April
Galloway Township School District spends well within the state recommended range for per pupil expenditures for K-8 school district
2002 - 2003 School Year
What is a “CAP”?
Based on “CAP”, our district’s budget was permitted to grow to: $37,166,034, which includes special purpose Federal Funds
Average homeowners receive $600 every year
We are proud of our many programs, events, “best practices” and successes around the district…
Project M.O.T.I.O.N. (Moving Our Technology Into Our Neighborhoods), provides basic computer training for a nominal fee for Galloway residents, and is free of charge to residents 55 and older. Lessons include File Management, Microsoft Word, Excel, and E-mail and Internet search techniques.
Galloway Township Middle School principal Annette Giaquinto is honored by the State Department of Education with the 2001 New Jersey Principal of the Year “Award for Visionary Leadership”.
Reeds Road Elementary School was named a New Jersey Star School of Excellence by the State Department of Education
The Pre-school Inclusion Program, housed at the Smithville Elementary School, combines disabled children with non-disabled children to provide a comfortable classroom environment.
We honored South Egg Harbor teacher Missy Moore at the October 21, 2002 Board of Education meeting for her selection as Atlantic County Teacher of the Year 2002
At Arthur Rann, new playground equipment was installed thanks to the hard work of the PTA and a donation from Tropicana. On the right, Glen Eric, a former Arthur Rann student, came back to the school to play some favorite tunes with his band.
Cologne remembered the events of September 11 with a moment of silence for our fallen heroes, and the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem with the entire school. During the month of December, the staff and students will be collecting money for “Coins from the Heart”—a donation for needy families in the school during the holidays.
Our middle school students collected over 400 cans, boxes and bags of food and over 50 turkeys to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey during the month of November.
Here, Officer Huenke is surrounded by students from Mr. Evans’ class. Officer Huenke is part of the School Resource Officer Program at GTMS.
Students from Oceanville Kindergarten Center spent a day in October visiting, singing, and playing games with residents of Senior Care in Galloway Township.
Students from Pomona Kindergarten Center participated in the “Harvest Festival” that the teachers prepared. Staff members were dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims, and treated students to stories and songs, and taught students how to make cornbread and butter to go along with it.
Students and staff from Reeds Road Elementary School collected games, small toys, candy, food and other “comfort items” for the troops stationed overseas. Representatives from the Red Cross picked up the donation and shipped it to the soldiers along with letters and poems that the students had written.
Roland Rogers students were visited by a Coast Guard helicopter in October. Pilots and rescuers answered questions about their jobs and showed students the equipment they use to make rescues.
Here, Dave Evans dons his “Deputy Mayor” hat to speak to Roland’s fourth grade unit about local government. This was a culmination of the unit’s study of local, state and federal government in the U.S.
After studying the Old West era of American History, third grade students from Smithville Elementary School participated in “Westward Ho!”, where they could apply what they learned. They made toys, panned for gold, played games and heard stories about heroes of the time.
Students from South Egg Harbor signed their names to postcards stating that they were “Younger But Wiser”, and vowed to stay drug and alcohol-free. These cards were then sent to middle school students during Red Ribbon Week (Red Ribbon Week is part of a nation-wide program to Keep Kids Off Drugs)
A Moving School District
“Where Children & Learning Come First”